When Michael Burnham (Sonequa Martin-Green) first meets Captain Gabriel Lorca (Jason Isaacs), his room is dimly lit. In the meantime, TV has FINALLY come round to having a female First Officer... Or will she try to discover a new role for herself? The series begins not with Starfleet, but with the Klingon leader T'Kuvma (Chris Obi), who warns his comrades of the lurking threat of Federation outsiders. Called Michael Burnham, she finds herself caught up in a war that erupts between the Federation and the Klingon Empire. You've also got the After Trek aftershow in there, which we're all about just because we at CarterMatt are big fans of its host in Matt Mira from his time on the Nerdist Podcast.
In any case, it's evident that production was tumultuous, to say the least - from the departure of original showrunner Bryan Fuller to the various delays, a lot of people were left doubtful as to how good the show would actually be.
Not just that, but Star Trek: Discovery is also taking a perhaps more "realistic" approach to its story and characters, grounding them in a way that aligns the series with 2017 Peak TV practices while also adhering - so far, anyway - to classic Trek tropes and themes.
We will be sure to let you know when we hear more information about Star Trek: Discovery coming to Netflix in the U.S. For now, you'll have to watch the series on CBS All Access... or Netflix, if you live outside the U.S.
Discovery will feature new faces as it's set 10 years before Capt. James T. Kirk journeyed into the unknown.
Star Trek: Discovery is distributed globally on Netflix.
Even with all that, Discovery is not a poorly executed show by any stretch.
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In other words, they hope that Discovery will keep the Star Trek TV brand living long and prospering.
Launched with a cliffhanging hour on CBS, the program's second episode and those thereafter will air on the network's fledgling streaming service, a shrewd way to attempt to hook fans and extract their hard-earned cash.
Lt. Saru is portrayed by Doug Jones. Usually the violent "other" in Star Trek lore, Discovery gives the familiar antagonists their own point of view, backstory, culture, and reasons to fight.
Sarek is also the first to whip out the traditional Vulcan (and Star Trek) saying near the start of episode two, complete with the iconic split-fingers hand gesture.
And really, that's what's missing from Star Trek: Discovery: a distinct perspective.
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